Beastmaster of the Ages – Chapter 45 - Spiritsource Ability

Chapter 45 - Spiritsource Ability

On the way back to the inn...

You know, that Star Magical Rocs Radiant Stargazer was actually pretty powerful. Fortunately, I protected you in the nick of time, or your body would have a hole or two. Li Tianming was in a good mood.

The little chick rolled its eyes. Yeah right, I totally didnt dodge that myself.

Oh right, will you be able to gain a spiritsource ability through soul refinement? You arent a normal lifebound beast, after all.

How would I know? Heck, I dont even know what a spiritsource ability is!

To understand what a spiritsource ability was, one had to first understand the secrets of the second stage of cultivation, the Spiritsource stage. Having reached the peak of the Beast Vein stage, the beast master and his partner would have a total of eighteen beast veins in their body. Once that was done, they could make use of each others beast ki to form the spiritsource in their own body.

The position of the spiritsource was dependent on the lifebound beast. For example, in Midas spiritsources were mainly located on its claws, feathers and beaks.

Compared to beast veins, spiritsources stored far more beast ki, making it one of the key reasons why Spiritsource beastmasters were so much stronger. The number of stars a lifebound beast had also played an important role here, since the number of stars would decide the number of spiritsources that were formed. For example, when a three-star lifebound beast entered Spiritsource, both master and beast would form three spiritsources each. But for the case of six-star beasts, the pair would form a whopping six spiritsources each! They could all be at first level of the Spiritsource stage, but the difference between them would already be magnified.

Why use three-star beasts as an example? What about one-star and two-star beasts? Well, beasts from both ranks wouldnt even be able to enter Spiritsource in the first place.

As an example, Chen Yao had six spiritsources in total, each of them at level three. Therefore, if he was matched against an opponent of the same level but with a five-star beast, the advantage of having one more spiritsource will allow him to crush his opponent.

In line with the above, the little chick should be getting six spiritsources as well, making it way more powerful. On top of that, spiritsources had even more advanced uses, which was to channel spiritsource abilities!

Spiritsource abilities were more complicated to explain, since there were various ways to get those. To begin with, lifebound beasts were not born with these abilities, and these abilities came instead from wildbeasts.

Any wildbeast that were three-star and above would have awakened powerful innate abilities at birth. The Razor-Backed Colossal Crocodile, for example, had the water tornado as its innate ability. When killing these wildbeasts, beastmasters could obtain their beast souls using a special method known as soul refinement. They could then channel these beast souls into the spiritsources of their lifebound beasts, granting them these abilities.

In short, spiritsource abilities were obtainable from wildbeasts. That being said, soul refinement didnt have a hundred percent success rate, as it depended on whether the wildbeasts souls had capitulated. If a junior got his parents to kill and refine a wildbeast for him, the success rate would usually be very low, since the beasts soul would not recognize the junior as its rightful owner. The refinement could also fail if the type of the wildbeast didnt synergise with that of the lifebound beast.

The quality of the beast soul depended on the grade of the wildbeast, and it could only be channeled into the lifebound beasts spiritsources, not the beastmasters. Generally, the number of spiritsources a lifebound beast had was equivalent to the number of spiritsource abilities it had. Beasts like the Hex-Starred Clinquant Lion would be able to channel six different wildbeasts innate abilities, making it much stronger than other beasts.

When a lifebound beast gained the innate ability of a wildbeast, said ability would change due to the lifebound beasts bloodline. The beast soul of the wildbeast and the bloodline of the lifebound beast would converge together to give birth to an even stronger spiritsource ability.

These abilities were supposed to be unique to lifebound beasts, and were inaccessible to their masters. However, upon reaching the third major stage of cultivation, the Unity stage, beast masters could use the mystical unity field to cast their beasts spiritsource abilities.

I will have to reach Spiritsource first to know whether I have those innate abilities or not, Ying Huo had explained. His true identity was a Primordial Chaos Beast, which was more of a wildbeast than a lifebound beast. Even Ying Huo had no idea what its own future was like...

Right now, the only thing they knew was that manna could be used to unlock the hidden potentials in Ying Huos blood, which was somewhat equivalent to an evolution for the little chick. As for the Aeternal Infernal Phoenixs Spiritsource stage, they were clueless to what it may bring the little chick. Li Tianming was rather hopeful about it, and he even hoped that the little chicks bloodline carried its own innate abilities.

Speaking of spiritsource abilities, Li Tianming thought about the Saintbeast War-Soul he had obtained in the Abyssal Battlefield years ago. In fact, the Saintbeast War-Soul in itself was a beast soul of the highest quality!

Only the mightiest of wildbeasts could be crowned as saint beasts, and such creatures only appeared in Vermilion Birds legends. One could only imagine how terrifying their beast soul would be! Any Saintbeast War-Soul would be a little different from general beast souls. They were not refined from killed saint beasts, but were produced centuries after a saint beast died, through a transformation of its beast soul. Like normal beast souls, a Saintbeast War-Soul could also be channeled into spiritsources, and usually there wouldnt be much resentment since the beast has been dead for too long.

Once the soul refinement of the Saintbeast War-Soul was completed , the spiritsource ability that it granted would be simply phenomenal. However, it would also be quite unstable. It was precisely this instability that gave Lin Xiaoting the chance to snatch the Saintbeast War-Soul that Li Tianming had given his Midas!

Normally speaking, a spiritsource ability couldnt be seized from a lifebound beast that had already refined it. But in Li Tianmings case, he had only just found the Saintbeast War-Soul. Midas had barely refined the beast soul when they were betrayed by Mu Qingqing. It also explained why Lin Xiaoting plucked out every single one of its feathers, since the Saintbeast War-Soul was refined into the spiritsources on Midass feathers.

Because of the Saintbeast War-Souls instability, its unlikely that Lin Xiaoting could completely refine and master it even after three years. He took the beast soul and Midas from me, and one day, I will make sure to return him every bit of pain that he had caused me! Li Tianming thought to himself. Midas, just give me a bit more time...

Li Tianming was back in the institute, the place where he had lost his hopes and dreams, and he was back to take his revenge. The next step would be to participate in the ranking test, and it wouldnt be long before he would slay Lin Xiaoting with this very pair of hands!

For his honour, but more importantly, for his brother, Midas!


For a period of time, Li Tianming discussed the various aspects of the Spiritsource stage with Ying Huo, and it wasnt long before the pair had returned to the inn.

What good news do you have for me? Wei Jing smiled at her sons return.

Li Tianming pretended to sigh. Nah, I got expelled by the school and performed horribly.

For someone nearly twenty years old, your acting is really bad. Wei Jing shook her head lightly.

Ha, probably inherited that from you too. Li Tianming brushed it off with a grin. Knowing that it was about time, Li Tianming said, Mother, lets go, its about time we get you a bigger house.

The money came from that man from the Chen Chateau, and Li Tianming couldnt reveal his presence to Wei Jing.

Where did you get that money from? asked Wei Jing.

Oh an idiot wanted to make a bet with me during the test today, so I made quite a bit of money from him just now, Li Tianming lied, knowing that it was necessary for his mothers peace of mind.

They shouldnt continue staying in an inn like a wanderer, especially not when Ignispolis was her hometown. He would do whatever he could for his mother to live comfortably, even if he had to beg on the streets.

Doesnt have to be too big, just two rooms would suffice. Wei Jing wanted him to save some gems for cultivation. But Li Tianming ignored her advice and found a nice serene courtyard close to the Flameyellow Scions Institute. It had five rooms, and a garden where she could plant anything she wanted. Her lifebound beast could also take a stroll in that garden.

The house cost Li Tianming a good hundred yellow patterned spirit gems, double the price of his Confounding Mirage Walk, but it was money well spent. He then took an entire day to purchase all kinds of daily essentials for his mother, and even recruited a friendly auntie to take care of mothers daily needs.

By the time they had settled down, night had fallen. While it was a busy day, Li Tianming was content to see Wei Jing enjoying her rest in her lawn chair. Sometimes, it was the simple things in life.

Minger, remember no matter how tough life is, always take some time to enjoy the simple things in life. Wei Jings eyes were closed as she enjoyed the pleasant evening breeze.

I know. People may say that life is filled with pain and suffering, but for me, as long as I can be with the people I treasure, that is more than enough, Li Tianming replied.

Ha, you sure know how to talk sweet and make your mother happy. Wei Jing smiled.

Dont overthink it, what if the person I was referring to isnt you? Li Tianming grinned.

Who could it be then?

Probably some pretty girl that I love so much that made me forget about my mother. Li Tianming joked.

Haha... Wei Jing laughed heartily.

She was no doubt the most important person in Li Tianmings heart, as he would lose his purpose in life if she died. But as he made the joke, he suddenly remembered that fairy-like girl he had met at Red Twill Mountain. She was here in Ignispolis too, and just thinking of her made Li Tianming miss her smile. When would they meet again...

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Minger, I want to go watch your ranking test. It was already late into the night when Wei Jing suddenly said those words. She hadnt gone to events like these tests for a very long time, and she had never even seen Li Tianming fight before. The ranking test would be the first major challenge for him, where he would meet opponents much stronger than those he had faced before.

Wei Jing wanted to be there for her son. She knew that many parents and seniors from reputable families would spectate the test and be there to cheer their children on. She knew she hadnt done much for Li Tianming in the past years, but the least she could do was to be his moral support, to tell Li Tianming that he wasnt facing that fight alone.

Definitely. Li Tianming nodded. He knew what his mother was thinking, and he too would show Wei Jing, that her son would be a true champion!

There was only so much time he could enjoy with his mother. From tomorrow onward, Li Tianming would return to the Flameyellow Scions Institute and prepare for the ranking test!

Chapter end

Chapter 31 - Prime Disciple!
Chapter 32 - Xing Mansion And Chen Chateau
Chapter 33 - Reality
Chapter 34 - I Wouldn’t Let Anyone Hurt You!
Chapter 35 - Xing & Chen Repository
Chapter 36 - Netherfire Ghostclaw
Chapter 37 - Twin Beastmaster
Chapter 38 - Flameyellow Stadium
Chapter 39 - Chief Mentor Mu Wan
Chapter 40 - A Dazzling Radiance!
Chapter 41 - Blazingly Fiery Birdie
Chapter 42 - Lin Xiaoxiao
Chapter 43 - Magical Star Roc
Chapter 44 - Radiant Stargazer!
Chapter 45 - Spiritsource Ability
Chapter 46 - White Lotus?
Chapter 47 - Can’t Wait Ten Years
Chapter 48 - Whirlwind Zestful Crane
Chapter 49 - Supernal Windblades
Chapter 50 - Li Tianming’s Reverse Scale!
Chapter 51 - Kill Him!
Chapter 52 - Infernalsource!
Chapter 53 - Can You Defeat Chen Yao?
Chapter 54 - Flameyellow Leaderboard!
Chapter 55 - Tianming Returns With A Slap!
Chapter 56 - Chen Yao, Come Get Some!
Chapter 57 - Break His Leg!
Chapter 58 - This Is A Beatdown!
Chapter 59 - Rampage!
Chapter 60 - Who Shall Be The Prime Disciple?!
Chapter 61 - And I Wish You To Die Heirless!
Chapter 62 - Celestial Wings
Chapter 63 - Blow Enough Hot Air To Blow Away Ignispolis!
Chapter 64 - A Fifteen-Year-Old Girl Genius!
Chapter 65 - Electric Twined Shot!
Chapter 66 - And Now, Here I Stand Matchless!
Chapter 67 - Wash Your Neck!
Chapter 68 - Three Days Later To Heaven’s Sanctum!
Chapter 69 - The Treasure of My Life!
Chapter 70 - Grandfather
Chapter 71 - The Future Potentate
Chapter 72 - The Four Heavenly Guardians
Chapter 73 - Wei Guohao
Chapter 74 - Mu Yang
Chapter 75 - The Son of An Old Friend
Chapter 76 - The Hidden Clan
Chapter 77 - Goldfault Sword
Chapter 78 - You Dont Deserve To Be A Father!
Chapter 79 - A Bunch of Drama Queens!
Chapter 80 - Azure Domain
Chapter 81 - Blazing Dragon Chainblade
Chapter 82 - Hearts In Harmony
Chapter 83 - Exceptional Mediocrity!
Chapter 84 - Excuse Me!
Chapter 85 - Thirty-Six Heavenly Spirits Strikes
Chapter 86 - Flameyellow Rock
Chapter 87 - A Spicy Gamble!
Chapter 88 - Sky-Spanning Wings!
Chapter 89 - Are You Regretting It Now?
Chapter 90 - Challenging the Peak!
Chapter 91 - Mystery of Flameyellow Rock
Chapter 92 - Perfect Synchronization!
Chapter 93 - Heaven’s Elysium
Chapter 94 - Too Lewd For A Chicken?
Chapter 95 - A Second Sore Poin
Chapter 96 - The Mystery of the Princess’s Panties
Chapter 97 - Torch Dragon and Aquamarine
Chapter 98 - Come At Me All Together
Chapter 99 - Two Levels At Once!
Chapter 100 - I Wouldn’t Dream of I
Chapter 101 - Daylight Aurora Sword Art!
Chapter 102 - The King of Lifebound Beasts!
Chapter 103 - Nine-Profound Mountain-Cleaving Fierce-Sabre
Chapter 104 - Devilblue Incantation!
Chapter 105 - Not Bad At All, Huh?
Chapter 106 - The Clan is Incompetent; An End of Legacy!
Chapter 107 - A Life Decided By Fate
Chapter 108 - Charcoal Grilled Chicken
Chapter 109 - Li Yanfeng, Master of Flamehaven
Chapter 110 - Lightning Manor, Lin Xiaoting
Chapter 111 - An Ingrate
Chapter 112 - Lady Long
Chapter 113 - Lightning Criss-Crosses The Sky; Calamitous Su
Chapter 114 - Birth of Royal Manna!
Chapter 115 - Butcher Three Thousand Hens!
Chapter 116 - The Little Chick’s Second Spiritsource Ability
Chapter 117 - I am the Seventh Prince of Torch Dragon
Chapter 118 - The First One To Die Is You!
Chapter 119 - Until Hes Drenched In Blood!
Chapter 120 - One Swing And Boulders Will Shatter!
Chapter 121 - The Trembling Chen Hao!
Chapter 122 - Remember this Humiliation!
Chapter 123 - The Feather of the Bluefire Vermilion Bird!
Chapter 124 - Submit, or Perish!
Chapter 125 - I Specialise In Killing Princesses!
Chapter 126 - Seventeenth Day of the Abyssal Trials!
Chapter 127 - Saving Apprentice-Brother Mo Lin!
Chapter 128 - Killed Five People!
Chapter 129 - Nineteenth Day of the Abyssal Trials!
Chapter 130 - Draconic Water Obelisk!!
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